Thanks so much for the Owner's manual for my Sony PS - FL1. I had purchased the turntable off of eBay. It came in and looked great. Packed well and appeared to be great. I balanced and aligned the tone are and hooked it up. When trying to play a record the tone are would move to the right place and just before it would drop to play it moved back off the edge of the record before touching down. I searched the net for an answer to this issue. No luck. Then I purchased the owners manual and sure enough there was a place to adjust where the stylus touched down. That adjustment solved the problem and saved me a $35 feet to have the player checked out. The manual is well written and easy to understand. It is a must have for anyone with this front loading Sony turntable.
Some years back I pruchased a Sansui G-9000. I had it cleaned up and a problem with the left channel repaired. When I got it back I hooked it up to my tape decks, turn tables, TV and it played great. The only thing I was not really satisfied with was the performance of my Graphic Equalizer. I purchased this owner's manual had poured myself a cup of coffee. The manual is well organized and written in plain language. It also contained the solution to my dissatisfaction. By using the preamp connections coupled I was able to run everything through my graphic equalizer and now enjoy the full potential of my complete system.
An excellent service for the price, however, it would also have been handy if the troubleshooter pages were included. The manual is only sent in the language of your country, thus it looks as though there are some pages missing. Otherwise highly recommended.
Text excerpt from page 32 (click to view)
Checking the total playing time
Press DISPLAY repeatedly when playback is stopped.
Each time you press the button, the display changes cyclically as follows:
x When a disc is in Normal Play mode
Total number of tracks1) or albums2) or the total playing time3) t Title of current disc4) or current album1) t Clock display (for 8 seconds) t Effect status (for 8 seconds)
For disc with MP3 audio tracks in âALBMâ and âALBM SHUFâ modes. For disc with MP3 audio tracks in play modes other than âALBMâ and âALBM SHUFâ. For audio CDs. For discs with MP3 audio tracks in play modes other than âALBMâ, âALBM SHUFâ and CD-TEXT discs.
x When a disc is in Program Play mode
The last track number of the program and the total playing time1) t Total number of programmed tracks (for 8 seconds)2) t Disc title3) t Clock display (for 8 seconds) t Effect status (for 8 seconds)
â--.--â appears in the following cases: â When the audio CD contains 21 tracks or more, and the track number which exceeds 20 is selected. â When the total program exceeds 100 minutes. â When the program list contains MP3 audio tracks. âNO STEPâ appears in the display if there is no program. Only for CD-TEXT disc and a disc with MP3 audio tracks.
Some characters may not be displayed for track title, album title or disc title.